Wed, 09 Jun | Zoom Webinar

BKS Webinar: Army of the Great Steppe: Kazakhstan’s Military Reform and Peacekeeping Ambition

As part of our series “Kazakhstan at 30”, celebrating Kazakhstan’s 30 years since independence, the British Kazakh Society will be hosting a session “Army of the Great Steppe: Kazakhstan’s Military Reform and Peacekeeping Ambition”.
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BKS Webinar: Army of the Great Steppe: Kazakhstan’s Military Reform and Peacekeeping Ambition

Time & Location

09 Jun, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
Zoom Webinar

About the Event

Panel Discussion: 

It is difficult to comprehend the enormous changes Kazakhstan has been through since 1991, and its military is perhaps one of the extreme examples. Modernization of any Armed Forces is a complex process, and for Kazakhstan required fundamental changes in structures, administration, training plus in material capacities. Starting off from 1991, where its services were part of a totalitarian regime commanded from Moscow, Kazakhstan has upgraded in all respects, and is now a modern force, with an international and positive reputation for peacekeeping.

We will be joined by Colonel Bauyrzhan Nigmetullin who has been the Commandant of the Peacekeeping Training Centre of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, plus Colonel Olzhas Khussainov, Head of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Defence. From the UK we will host Lord Astor, a Former Minister of Defence, and Colonel Bob Stewart MP.

Moderator: 

Rupert Goodman DL - BKS Chairman

Special Introduction: 

HE Erlan Idrissov - Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom, Honorary President of the BKS

Keynote Speaker: 

Colonel Olzhas Khussainov - Head of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Opening remarks on behalf of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Colonel Bauyrzhan Nigmetullin - Commandant of the Peacekeeping Training Centre of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Peacekeeping and its importance

Colonel The Rt Hon Bob Stewart DSO MP - A member of the Conservative Party,  a former British Army officer and United Nations commander in Bosnia - Peacekeeping and Kazakhstan’s Role

Rt Hon Lord Astor of Hever  DL - BKS Chairman's Advisor, a former Minister of Defence of the UK - Kazahstan Military, Setting the Scene

The conversation will be followed by a live Q&A session, please send your questions in advance to secretariat@bksoc.org.uk

There will also be available a simultaneous language interpretation to the Russian language.

Registration is necessary to attend the webinar. Therefore, please RSVP. Registration link will be provided a day before the webinar (please check your spam folder as well).

Registration will close on the 8th of June at 20:00.

Registration is Closed

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